Seismic activity

Earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes volcanic system, Iceland

An earthquake swarm started on June 30, 2015 at 21:00 UTC in the Reykjanes volcanic system at the southwest tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland. Around 400 earthquakes have been detected by 14:00 UTC on July 1.By July 3, the frequency of earthquakes has significantl

July 03, 2015

M6.0 earthquake hits NW of Santa Monica, Philippines

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 49.6 km (30.8 miles) NW of Santa Monica, Philippines at 06:43 UTC on July 3, 2015. EMSC is reporting Mw 6.1 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).Epicenter was located 18 km (11 miles) NW of Santa Monica, 64 km (40

July 03, 2015

Deadly M6.5 earthquake hits west China

A deadly earthquake registered by CENC as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km hit southern Xinjiang, west China at 01:07 UTC on July 3, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 20 km.Epicenter was located 95 km (59 miles) SE of Yilkiqi, 131 km (81 miles) SE of Shache, 164 km (10

July 03, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake registered near Bonin Islands, Japan

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by JMA as M6.9 at a depth of 480 km (298 miles) hit near Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Islands) at 12:18 UTC on June 23, 2015. USGS is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 455.9 km (283.3 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was

June 23, 2015

Deep M6.5 earthquake registered near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered as M6.5 by USGS hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:28 UTC on June 21, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 563.5 km (350.1 miles.). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude at a depth of 553 km (343 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter w

June 21, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit near the coast of Conception, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Conception, Chile at 02:10 UTC on June 20, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.6 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). CSN Chile registered it as Mw6.4 at a

June 20, 2015

US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells

A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the USGS.The number of earthquakes associated wit

June 19, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A very strong and shallow earthquake M7.0 was registered at southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 12:51 UTC on June 17, 2015. USGS reports depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reports Mw6.9 at a depth of 10 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 495 km (308 miles) WNW of

June 17, 2015

Shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

A shallow M6.1 earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga at 11:07 UTC on June 12, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Preliminary report by USGS mentions M6.3 at a depth of 28.6 km (17.8 miles).According to t

June 12, 2015

Deadly M6.2 earthquake hits Northern Borneo, Malaysia

A strong earthquake M6.2 (Geoscience Australia) hit Northern Borneo, Malaysia at 23:15 UTC on June 4, 2015. GA is reporting depth of 77 km (47 miles). USGS recorded M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).The Malaysian Meteorological Department reports M5.9 earthquake, cen

June 05, 2015

Shallow M5.8 earthquake registered 180 km S of Axial Seamount, off the coast of Oregon

A shallow earthquake registered as M5.8 hit off the coast of Oregon, US at 06:52 UTC on June 1, 2015. USGS is reporting a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located about 180 km (113 miles) S of submarine volcano Axial Seamount and 514 km (319 miles) W of

June 01, 2015

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region (Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by US

May 30, 2015

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US

A very strong M6.8 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 61.7 km (38.3 miles) near Chirikof Island, Alaska at 07:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. EMSC is also reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) NNW of Chiri

May 29, 2015

M5.6 earthquake rattles Tokyo, Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded M5.6 earthquake at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) near Tokyo, Japan at 05:28 UTC on May 25, 2015. USGS reports it as M5.3 at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 miles). EMSC reports M5.1 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).According to the USGS,

May 25, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake was registered off the coast of Saint Helena, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 04:53 UTC on May 24, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reports M6.4 at the same depth.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 910

May 24, 2015

Strong M7.1 earthquake registered in the Solomon Islands

A very strong, M7.1 earthquake at (Geoscience Australia) was recorded in the Solomon Islands region at 21:45 UTC on May 22, 2015. GA preliminary report mentions depth of 100 km (62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles).According to the USGS, epic

May 22, 2015

M4.2 earthquake registered near London, UK

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake was registered by BGS at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) S of Ramsgate, Kent, UK at 01:52 UTC on May 22, 2015. USGS registered it as M3.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).This location is approximately 24 km northeast

May 22, 2015

M4.1 quake hits Napa, California - the strongest since last year's M6.0

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake was registered by the USGS at a depth of 8.9 km (5.5 miles) in Napa County, California at 02:53 UTC on May 22, 2015. It is the strongest earthquake since August 23, 2014 when the region was hit by strong and shallow M6.0.Going back a bit further

May 22, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake registered near Lata, Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow M7.2 (downgraded to M6.9 at a depth of 33 km/20.5 miles) earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia near Lata, Solomon Islands at 22:48 UTC on May 20, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.8 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles).According to the USGS

May 20, 2015

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered near Tonga

A strong and deep M6.1 earthquake at a depth of 200 km (124 miles) was registered by Geoscience Australia near Tonga at 00:30 UTC on May 20, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 80.3 km (112.0 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 128km (80mi) WN

May 20, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hit Pacific - Antarctic Ridge

A very strong and shallow earthquake M6.7 (USGS) hit Pacific - Antarctic Ridge at 15:25 UTC on May 19, 2013. USGS is reporting depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude at a depth of 33 km (20 miles).Epicenter was located 2 151 km (1 337 miles)

May 19, 2015

Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A very strong earthquake registered as M6.6 at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 21:12 UTC on May 12, 2015 (06:12 JST on May 13). USGS is reporting it as M6.8 at a depth of 38.9 km (24.1 miles).

May 12, 2015

Another massive earthquake hits Nepal - M7.5

A very strong earthquake/aftershock measured as M7.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) hit Nepal at 07:05 UTC on May 12, 2015. USGS is reporting it as M7.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles.). EMSC is reporting it as M7.3 at a depth

May 12, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 at a depth of 23 km hit off the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea and Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands at 07:10 UTC on May 7, 2015. USGS is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 22.1 km (13.

May 07, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake measured by Geoscience Australia as M7.4 at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles) hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 01:44 UTC on May 5, 2015. USGS is reporting this quake as M7.5 at a depth of 42 km (26.1 miles). According to Geoscience Australia, th

May 05, 2015

Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand

A shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand's GEONET as M5.8 at a depth of 4 km (2.8 miles) hit South Island, New Zealand at 02:29 UTC on May 4, 2015. USGS is reporting this quake as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located about 30 km (19 miles

May 04, 2015

Second very strong M7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea within 24 hours

A very strong and shallow earthquake recorded by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 at a depth of 19 km (11.8 miles) hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 08:06 UTC on May 1, 2015. USGS is reporting this quake as M6.8 (lowered from initial M7.1) at a depth of 57.0 km (35.4 mil

May 01, 2015

Satellite imagery shows Nepal earthquake displacement

A devastating earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 claiming over 5 500 lives and affecting millions of people. China Earthquake Networks Center, the closest advanced seismic network, recorded it as M8.1 at a shallow depth of 20 km while USGS recorded it as M7.8 at a d

April 30, 2015

Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake recorded by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 10:45 UTC on April 30, 2015. USGS is reporting this quake as M6.8 at a depth of 60.1 km (37.4 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter wa

April 30, 2015

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 at a depth of 631 km (380 miles) hit off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji at 16:39 UTC on April 28, 2015. USGS is reporting this earthquake as M6.2 at a depth of 579.2 km (359.9 miles).According to th

April 28, 2015

Massive M8.1 earthquake hits Nepal, over 8 000 fatalities - Report and updates

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M8.1 (CENC) hit Nepal at 06:11 UTC on April 25, 2015. CENC (China) is reporting depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 15.0 km (9.3 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located about 35

April 25, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii, Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 was registered off the coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada at 13:56 UTC on April 24, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EarthquakesCanada is also reporting M6.1.According to the USGS, epicenter was

April 24, 2015

Magma intrusion is likely source of Columbia - Ecuador border quake swarms

The “seismic crisis” around the region of the Chiles and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanoes near the Columbia-Ecuador border is likely caused by intruding magma, according to a report by R. Corredor Torres of the Servicio Geológico Colombiano and coll

April 24, 2015

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by New Zealand's GEONET as M6.2 hit South Island, New Zealand at 03:36 UTC on April 24, 2015 at a depth of 52 km (32.3 miles). This classes the earthquake as severe but due to the depth of the quake and distance from populated centers,

April 24, 2015

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Santa Cruz Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit off the coast of Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands at 22:57 UTC on April 22, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 105 km (65.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.3 at a dep

April 23, 2015